Grants Information

The Grants Program is our annual funding program which allows Federal 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit organizations, units of government, schools, colleges, universities, and Indian tribal government entities to apply for funding for arts activities including exhibitions, publications, screenings, lectures, or performances in New Mexico. The program is intended to deliver on our mission of public support for the arts to ensure the arts are central to the lives of all New Mexicans.

New Mexico Arts funds nonprofits and governmental organizations for arts activities in the following discipline areas: performing arts, visual arts, literary arts, media arts, multidisciplinary arts (involving more than one artistic discipline), and interdisciplinary arts (relating two or more artistic disciplines). We support programs that foster arts education, arts economic development, performing and visual arts, and contemporary and traditional folk arts in New Mexico.

New Mexico based organizations wishing to apply that are not listed above may enter a fiscal sponsorship with a nonprofit organization. If using a Fiscal Agent, a formal agreement between the agent and the applicant is required.

Grants Team

Anna Blyth, 505-412-0547,,
Colleges, Universities, & Government Entities

Maggie Hanley, 505-470-9022,,
Arts Projects, Community Arts, and Major Cultural Organizations

Kevin Lenkner, 505-412-5791,,
Arts in Social Service, Arts Learning in Schools & Communities, Local Arts Councils and Service Organizations

Amy Mills, 505-490-1872,,
Traditional Folk Arts Project

Got Your UEI?

All New Mexico Arts new and returning applicants — excluding Folk Arts Apprenticeships — are required to have a Unique Entity Identifier. All organizations who apply to New Mexico Arts are required to have a Unique Entity ID (UEI) from in alignment with requirements from the National Endowment for the Arts. A Unique Entity ID (UEI) is a 12-character (alpha-numeric) code that uniquely identifies all entities. UEIs are issued by and are a part of an entity’s record in the Entity Information section of

Download the UEI fact sheet here. Please see for further information. Once assigned, the UEI number will never expire; however, entity registrations do expire annually and require annual renewal.

Page header image, Keshet 2022 Winter Dance Concert

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